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Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Gone West: Former NASA Astronaut Steven Nagel

Served As Mission Specialist, Pilot, And Mission Commander

Former NASA astronaut Steven R. Nagel, who served as a mission specialist on his first space shuttle flight, pilot on his second and commanded his final two, died Aug. 21 after a long illness. He was 67 years old.

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Tue, Aug 26, 2014

'Wingfoot One' Ushers In New Era Of Goodyear Blimps

Newest Airship Christened By Robin Roberts

The newest Goodyear  blimp, Wingfoot One, has been christened by Robin Roberts, the award-winning co-anchor of ABC News' "Good Morning America."  Wingfoot One officially joins Goodyear's fleet of blimps, ushering in a new era of technologically-advanced airships.

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Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Pilatus Announces Partnership With TATA Advanced Systems Limited

Aero Structures To Be Fabricated In India

A long-term contract between Pilatus and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) has been signed for a ten-year period providing for delivery of the first complete PC-12 NG aero structure during the second half of 2016.

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Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Museum Airplane Damaged During 'Hard Landing'

Pitcairn Built In 1930 Lost Power, Made Off-Runway Landing

A 1930 Pitcairn biplane belonging to the Owls Head (ME) Transportation Museum was slightly damaged when it lost power and made an off-runway landing at Knox County Regional Airport.

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Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Airbus Issues Safety Notice For AS350 Helicopters

Two Pilots Reportedly Took Off With Yaw Servo Hydraulic Switches In The 'Off' Position

Airbus has issued a safety information notice for several models of AS350 helicopters equipped with dual hydraulic systems.

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Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Long Island Man Finds Airplane Part In His Back Yard

Residence Located Between LaGuardia And JFK Airports

A piece of sheet metal about one foot square was recovered from the back yard of a home on Long Island last Tuesday.

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Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Pentagon: Chinese Fighter Jet Makes Close Pass To P-8 Poseidon

Military Spokesman Says Armed Aircraft Came Within 30 Feet Of U.S. Airplane In International Airspace

The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet with a full compliment of weapons came within 30 feet of a U.S. P-8 Poseidon August 19.

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Tue, Aug 26, 2014

AD: Air Tractor, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-16-17

PRODUCT: Certain Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-802 and AT-802A airplanes.

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Tue, Aug 26, 2014

AD: Honeywell ASCa Inc. Emergency Locator Transmitters

AD NUMBER: 2014-17-02

PRODUCT: Certain Honeywell ASCa Inc. emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) installed on various transport category airplanes.

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Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Airborne 08.25.14: SpaceX Setback, AMA Fights FAA, Redbird Migration 2014

Also: Copperstate Fly-In, No-Fly List Changes, Volcano Alert, Inhofe Campaigns In RV-8

In an initial report, ANN space correspondent, Wes Oleszewski, said that on the evening of August 22nd, a SpaceX a Falcon 9R veered off of its planned flight profile and was automatically destroyed by the Flight Termination System at their McGregor, Texas test facility. The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has filed a Petition for Review in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the FAA’s Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft published in the Federal Register on June 25th. Registration is now open for the 4th annual Migration Conference, hosted by Redbird. The conference will be held at the Redbird Skyport, San Marcos Municipal Airport in San Marcos, Texas October 28th - 29th. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

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